suspect that soon after “burn or bury” it became “burn, bash and
bury”. In the early 70’s I remember a tug of war between “burn,
bash and bury” and the more modern catchphrase that presaged the
advent of “minimal impact” – “burn, bash and carry”. Margaret
Smith took it even further, urging bushwalkers to go beyond
burning, bashing and carrying, but to eat as much as they could
fit in their mouths!
Not Your Rubbish
- I saw
all those ditties that walkers are penning,
thought there must be one that I could be sending;
pondered profusely, then greatly elated…
Transcribed the wild ramblings my brain box created: -
not your rubbish,
bash it about;
- Bury it
not in the ground…
carry it with you ‘cross hills, plains and scrub!
another solution be found?)
- Eat up
just need more chew…
grind up those tins with your teeth!
- (Do let
me know how this new scheme works out,
- Just in
case I should need send a wreath).
147 May 1977